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Synopsys Optical Solutions User Conference – Register Today!

We’re excited to announce our first annual Synopsys Optical Solutions User Conference on September 28, 2022 in SunnyvaleSunnyvale, California. You are invited to join us in person to learn about our latest innovations to help you design any optical product – from macro- to nano-scale optics — faster and more efficiently.

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, Trade shows and conferences

 

Synopsys Announces 2022 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition Results

The Synopsys 2022 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition celebrates exceptional research projects designed by college students in North America using Synopsys Optical Solutions software. This year’s winning designs were submitted by students from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, the University of Arizona, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Rochester, and the University of Texas at Austin.

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Posted in Design Competition, Featured

 

The Hubble—Here Today, Not Gone Tomorrow

Astronomy was headline news on July 12, with the release of the amazing first full-color images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). However, let’s not forget about the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Posted in CODE V, Current Events and Trends, Engineering Services

 

Five Ways to Enhance the Accuracy of Automotive Optical Simulations

When designing automotive optical systems, it’s important to know as precisely as possible the optical characteristics of the materials that will be used inside and outside the vehicle. This will give you accurate data to simulate and evaluate the optical systems and how they interact with the materials. You will be able to create an accurate prototype more quickly and have confidence in the simulation results.

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Posted in Automotive, Optical Scattering Measurements

 

What is the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality?

We often use the terms augmented reality and virtual reality interchangeably. But how are they different?

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Posted in AR/VR, Current Events and Trends

 

New Release of LucidShape Helps Automotive Lighting Designers Work Smarter and Faster

LucidShape Version 2022.03 Introduces Advanced Analysis and MacroFocal Enhancements to Simplify Product Development Workflows

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Posted in LucidShape, Product features, Releases

 

How to Reduce Stray Light in Your Optical Design Project with Scattering Measurements

As technology evolves, optics also evolve to meet the demanding needs of product development. Optical design simulations must be as accurate as possible, which in turn requires accurate characterization of materials such as plastics, diffusers, displays, and other surfaces used in optical systems. One of the most important tasks for an optical design team is to understand and reduce the impact of stray light on design performance. What is an effective way to do this? This is where light scattering measurements can be very effective.

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Posted in LightTools, Optical Scattering Measurements

 

LightTools Features Drive Efficient Illumination Optics Design

LightTools celebrates its 27th anniversary on January 26, 2022. Since its initial launch, we have continually enhanced its capabilities, providing features and workflows that help designers bring illumination optics to market faster and more efficiently. In this blog article, we’ll highlight a few recent LightTools enhancements that meet the evolving requirements of illumination system design.

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Posted in LightTools, Product features

 

Synopsys Expands LucidDrive Features for Pixel Light Headlamp Simulations

The Synopsys LucidDrive tool – part of the LucidShape product family — allows engineers to test automotive headlight models prior to manufacturing with virtual night-driving simulations. The latest LucidDrive release, version 2021.12, offers enhanced features to dynamically validate and refine pixel light headlamp models.

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Posted in Automotive, LucidShape, Product features, Releases

 

Using LightTools for the 2021 International Optical Design Conference Illumination Design Problem

How can you split someone up and put them back together? This was the illumination design problem posed at the 2021 International Optical Design Conference (IODC), hosted by the Optical Society of America, now Optica. A member of our Optical Solutions team, Dr. Jake Jacobsen, used LightTools illumination design software to solve the 2021 illumination problem. Read how he produced the winning solution.

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Posted in Design Competition, LightTools, Trade shows and conferences